posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 02:29 AM
reply to post by theindependentjournal
When I was only a 100 years old, (in the late 70's), exit polling was out and out illegal and vehemently shunned by everyone. An exit poll asks
people to relate their privately cast vote to a public survey taker outside
the building and could influence them to respond differently than
they actually voted. You add in the locale of the "poll", the influence of the pollster and there is no surety of getting an accurate estimate.
Especially if they poll the rich elder republicans say instead of anywhere else. Randomly selected, bah.
The biggest crime was announcing the results of exit polls while the voting was still going on (which did happen on occasion) and there were uproars
about it all to often. Nothing was to influence the manual count of all those personally present voters who took the time to go down there and punch
holes in paper with little pegs attached to chains. Each voting station was monitored and guarded by volunteers form the community and never was there
heard anything like fraud. If that word had come up, there might be the trouble of a recount or actual revote.
Nowadays anything goes it seems. Projections by all the media outlets from same source "surveys", software programs tallying electronic votes, and
cries from everywhere of fraud make this a useless exercise.
I stopped voting after I realized that voting didn't seem to change any thing really. Becoming slowly worse and worse and that leaders in politics,
industry and finance were just using our ignorance and tax dollars to play us and the rest of the world down the line. Here we are.